Feb 15, 2010 5:42am
Ticked @ Dick
I started on this quest about a week ago. It was right after reding the anootated lyrics to "whats become of the baby" http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/baby.html
the portion of the annotation concerning St. Stephen really has me hooked,
Could it be that the baby who is lost is the same child who was wrapped in scarlet colors in St. Stephen?" If so, then this child could be Orpheus, the child of Calliope and Apollo. The tale of Orpheus appears a few times in the course of Hunter's career, most notably in "Reuben and Cherise."
So this is genius I tell myself and wonder allowed how many times its been played live? None you say, but WAS played (the recording) over the PA at the Electric Factory during Feedback on Apr.26, '69. Brillant I gotta hear this. Now realize my expectations aren't high for this but the possibilities are enough to get my juices flowing.
So I peel over here to the archive to stream this bad boy when BAM there it is Dicks Picks 26,
Shit I don't have it, and don't know anybody with it. This has got to be the shit right , of course thier not just gonna give that away right , I can dig, capitalism and all that shit, cool.....
I skip over to amazon and pay my 24.99 and am now a proud owner of a used copy of DP 26,
Now you know right where I'm going, straight to the Viola Lee/ Feedback encore so I can hear this WBOTB.
WHAT??? Not there you tell me, The recording on disc one is cut after friggin Sittin on top of the world, ahhh hell no!
Denied the Mingle, Silver Threads, Baby Blue, Lovelight, VIOLA F ****** LEE BLUZ, Damn ( I'm feeling better already)
Ha Ha, buyer beware that's my bad. reading further I see that the Viola from that show is on
"Fallout from the Phil Zone"
We are about to have fallout from the Hippie Zone.
My first question to that I have to buy 2 realeases and still cant get a complete show out of the deal.
And my 2nd question would be, does the track on fallout at least have the Feedback section with it?
I can't stay mad at Dick , I mean he's dead and can't defend why he made some of the choices he did, but the more brick walls I run into the more hesitant I'll be to travel that road in the future ( meaning buying more DP's.
Just thought I'd take a moment and share my story. And in the process kinda try to exorcise this low swell of disappointment and mild rage from my brain.
All better, Peace !